>> tech know, every saturday go where science meets humanity. >> this is some of the best driving i've every done, even though i can't see. >> tech know. >> we're here in the vortex. only on al jazeera america. . >> in is al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york with a look at the top stories. >> i think we are very close to the point of no return. the point of no return is full-scale war. >> a warning from the president of ukraine about russia's military involvement in the country as eleaders issue an ultimatum to moscow. more than three dozen peacekeepers have been rescued from the golan heights. >> iraqi forces bomb fighters in
the north, they warn i.s.i.s. will target america next. >> a look at how new policies can play out. topping the new, the president of ukraine says they could be on the brink of a full-scale war for russia. president petro porashenko meet with leaders in brussels and said they are close to the point of no return. they gave a one week to scale back involvement or face sanctions. >> also the ukranian army is retreating. they are handing over control to straitist forces -- separatist forces. vladimir putin continues to deny there are russian troops in ukraine. the united nations expressed
concern about a traumatic rise in the death toll. >> reporter: in recent weeks the ukranian army had begun to dominate the separatist militia in the east. the time has turned. a supposed humanitarian corridor became a kill zone. instead of receiving freed captives the ukranian commander was left the task of retrieving their bodies. >> translation: they were given a corridor to get out. they were shot. we came, we don't know how it will end. >> reporter: ukraine's border area is shrouded in smoke. not all comes from the burn of the wheat stubble. we witnessed a column of ukranian personnel carriers returning from the front line.
the soldiers waived and looked dusty and exhausted. they declined to talk. two ukranian army trucks appeared, carrying soldiers and carrying flags. heading down a dead-end row. we flagged down cars heading south, "where are you going?" "anywhere there's no shelling." >> we have seen a combination of convoys, civilians fleeing for safety, and tired, exhausted looking soldiers, ukranian soldiers on top of their vehicles heading back to base after what appears to be intense battles. the evidence of fighting is all around. residents here are utterly disorientated. >> translation: we are frightened. we don't know what will happen, we are worried about the future. we have nowhere to go.
>> in kiev the spokesman for the national defense council listed some ukranian gains and gave details of serious setbacks. >> russian tanks entered and destroyed virtually every house. experts say it's the chechen style of the russian army where they destroy every building if they suspect someone from the enemy side is in the building. >> concrete tank barriers have been placed on the road, leading in to maria poll. for a second conservative day volunteers helped to build sandbags and dig trenches for the ukranian army unit. the separatist may have halted their advance, but the residence are taking no chances. now to the e.u. summit and
brussels. the decision to implement sanctions is not easy. all agree some action should be tape. more from simon mcgregor-wood. >> president petro porashenko came to brussels seeking reassurance and concrete help from allies. he made it clear how serious the crisis has become. >> i think we are close to the point of know return, the point of full-scale war which happened in the territories controlled in some areas. any defensive action which would be undertaken, if it's happened, will be the point of no return. that's why we under take the enormous efforts to stop that. >> reporter: he had spoken to 28
heads of government. and how best to respond to it. the rhetoric on the crisis is heating up. >> countries in europe shouldn't need to think long before realising how unacceptable that is. >> the president wept further, saying russia's attack on ukraine is effectively an attack on europe. they intensify the criticism. the leaders claim the only solution is a political one. >> we need a sustainable political solution, but respect ukraine's integrity and sovereignty. it is more necessary than ever. we urge russia to stop hostilities, the flow of arms, equipment and personnel into the conflict region and withdraw forces from ukraine. >> back in july e.u. leaders imposed sanctions, finance, energy, arms. the russians responded by
banning european agricultural imports. back then european leaders said they'd do more if the situation on the ground escalated. this week it did that. >> the momentum towards suffer sanctions seems irresistible. while doing nothing is not an option. some e.u. states, like ones with tie is to russia, and one's reliant on russian gas are not keen. getting agreement on toucher measures is hard. >> while the e.u. threatens tougher sanctions financial bans in place are having effects on moscow. estimates show russia's economic out put down enough to push the country into recession. the global economy could be affected. the west could deal a crippling blow to russia by cutting off access to international payment system, such as the brussel based society for worldwide communications, or swift. the financial messaging service,
allowing businesses to move funds internationally. >> if we cut them off from that we could force a rapid adjustment of what we saw in 2008 in global markets. >> blocking access to the swift system was instrumental in the actions that forced iran to the negotiating table over the nuclear programme. russia has deeper ties with the global economy. drastic sanctions that hable its ability -- hobble its ability to move money will not be painless for the west and the europeans who rely on russian energy, which it failed to match u.s. sanctions blow for blow. russia is getting ready to send a convoy of aid to eastern ukraine. according to russian media, the cargo will be delivered to pro-russian separatists and donetsk. it's unclear how many trucks would be sent. earlier kiev was said to have
given approval about the aid delivery, and would be coordinated with the red cross. the other major issue is how to stop the islamic state group. the rebel fighters are gaining ground, threatening to spread across the middle east. >> the threat is not for the region itself, but the spill over is the threat. that means we need to work within the european union as well. >> today, australia's prime minister says the military will help to transport equipment into iraq, to fight against the islamic state. they asked australian cargo planes to ship guns into the country. the rulers of other countries warn they could be next if more is not done. . >> translation: if no action is taken against is, for sure, after a month, they'll reach
europe, and in another month the u.s. i'm telling you now, and you have to keep that in mind, i call upon you leaders to take the warning seriously. >> british leaders are meeting to discuss ways to combat the threat. it comes a day after raising the threat level. ross jordan has more on that. >> there has not been a specific reaction to the comments to king abdullah. the u.s. has been staying up pretty much for the past couple of weeks, that it receives the islamic state group. serious. we heard from the homeland security that there was not enough credible intelligence, justifying changing the threat level from where it sits. without that evidence, johnson says it's not worth terrifying the american people with a change in the threat level.
it's not to say that the obama administration is not taking a look at what can be done. we heard from the president obama on thursday that said that his advisors, his military advisors are trying to work on military options. that the u.s. can use in confronting. >> s fighters. there's a larger issue at work. and the administration is trying very hard to get it right. the u.n. rescued its peacekeepers held in syria's golan heights. more than three dozen were caught in a fire fight. other u.n. troops had a battle fighting off forces ta opened fire on them this morning. 44 peacekeepers are held by an armed syrian group. mike hanna reports. >> reporter: the u.n. confirmed a large group of peacekeepers in the golan heights has been
extratree kated from the base. a base which according to the u.n. came under fire in the early hours of saturday morning. >> the quick reaction force of the u.n. deployed establishing a safe route to the base and moved down the route. moving 30 peacekeepers. back to the major u.n. base itself. the u.n. says there are a number of personal under threat in a number of other smaller bases, within the golan heights area. there is also more than 40 peacekeepers still being held at an undisclosed venue by an unidentified group. the situation within the golan heights is very insecure, and the u.n. says that it is pressing every way to find out where the missing peacekeepers are, and seeking ways to find them. one last group is extricated
from the case where they are positioned. the u.n. says no casualties were incurred. >> mike hanna reporting there. the ceasefire is in a fourth day. for the first time in a month people were able to spend saturday at the beach. you may remember a tragic incident happened on the beach in gaza city. four children were killed by an israeli air strike there. more than 2200 palestinians have been killed in fighting between israel and hamas. gaza's infrastructure was badly damaged in air strikes, an international organization said it will take 20 years to rebuild the homes in the war. palestinian officials estimate the cost will be about $6 billion. next on al jazeera america - a food recall that could impact your labor day cook out. and the n.f.l. tries to get tough on domestic offenders.
and the first n.f.l. gay members hears whether he made the team. >> i'm heidi. we spent a month in the middle of a crisis. 63,000 children were caught crossing into the u.s. we arrived in june to find a border with holes. in june, border patrol apprehended 10,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border. mostly from guatemala, honduras and el salvador overwhelmed detention centers and provoked a national outcry. most call the situation is humanitarian crisis. people in a few communities protested against the children's presence. the obama administration responded by deporting more migrants, and texas governor rick perry announced he would
send 1,000 troops to the border. by july, the numbers crossing the border dropped by a half. as fewer migrants crossed, their bodies appeared 80 miles to the north, in the texas desert. this summer, the brooks county sheriff's department recovered 23 bodies. victims of the 100 degree heat and the ruthlessness of smugglers that leave the weak behind. the crisis along the border continues. congress adjourned its session.
occurrence the most powerful executive in american sport says he is was wrong. after intense blow back for suspended baltimore ravens running back ray rice for two games for this attack on his fiancee things are about to change. in a letter to team owners this week n.f.l. commissioner admitted his handling of the rice case led the public to: li a new policy was announced: incidents with weapons or pregnant women will impose further penalties, to any nfl employee, not just players. it's not retroactive. ray rice will serve two games and nothing more. >> the new punishment is under
the personal conduct policy. it means that it's not subject to collective bargaining with the players union. the n.f.l. players union said it was informed of the changes and said: joining me now is robert bollen, the chair of the sports and management department at new york university. and mike freeman, a writer, and from denier, ruth glen, director of the national coalition against domestic violence. thank you for being here. starting with you, mike, sometimes you like to be a thorn in the side of the n.f.l. you keep them honest. were you surprised by this? >> i have to say i was pretty stunned by it i've been covering the league for 25 years.
the n.f.l. has never really taken domestic violence seriously at all. what happened to ray rice is an indicator of that. they have not seen it as a huge issue. when we did this. myself and everyone around the league was stunned. no one expected this. first of all, as you pointed out. roger admitted he was wrong, which is unbelievable. i can't remember a commissioner who admitted he was wrong in any sport. but the fact that the n.f.l. knew. they knew what happened with ray rice would be suspended for knocking his fiancee unconscious. i have never seen in 25 years of covering this sport how almost the entire country and beyond, in every aspect of our life came down on the n.f.l. they hated what the n.f.l. did.
across every spectrum of the media. that's what caused the challenge. >> what do you know about what happened behind the scenes to make this happen. let's be honest, the league has gotten bad press, but people still sit and watch on sundays, and it doesn't matter. what happened behind the scenes? >> one of the differences was as opposed to say even 10-15 years ago, there's a large woman fan base. there's a lot of women who watch football, and care about it, and there are a lot of women, based on what i have seen and read in reaction with women fans who were spat about it. that causes surprise. kind of what i said before. they have never gotten this level across the board
criticism. everyone was united except ray rice. this punishment was way too short. that was a big thing. >> i have you sitting here, you are the lawyer amongst us. let's break down the language of what this says. the language says with consideration given to mitigating factors, does that mean a lot of grey area. >> the first is we don't know whether an offense is a criminal conviction, an arrest or incident recorded. this means a world of difference. the commissioner allowed themselves the ability to suspend someone. it's a danger while we wait. if there's a serious incident like rice's. but it does leave a world of grey area as to what happened. it leaves empty the idea of someone like rise, going through a diversionary programme. will rice be an offender at all
under these circumstances. we don't know the answer, that's something - it is in the commissioner's hands, if he's the appeal on this. this is a place that could end up in court. >> it talks domestic violence, which is specific. it doesn't talk broadly about violence against women. if a player is at a club and assaults a woman's, that doesn't necessarily fall under the policy. >> no, it wouldn't. i've looked at domestic violence stats, being a former prosecutor and defense lawyer. they can be widely or ordinarily construed. there's no construction given to that. incidents in a club with a stranger would probably not be covered by this. >> ruth glen - diving in and dissenting what this may end up in actuality being, what are your thoughts on what the commissioner has done. >> thank you. i'm very encouraged by it, as our organization is, and all of
those that worked hard to have the commissioner and the n.f.l. organization address the issue. i think that there is a lot of work still to be done within the organization itself, and the culture, but i think it's very, very clear message that it will not be tolerated to this level. and i just think it's a positive thing. i think that there's room to grow, and there always is, as far as education and ensuring that players understand that, you know, punishment is not what we want. we want you to understand that it's not okay to commit violence. some have said it's because the n.f.l. got bad press. that's the only reason they are doing it. do you care about the motivations or the fact that they are doing something? >> i think it's - i think it's both pressures. the pressure from society at large saying this is not okay. i think some people got together and talked with the n.f.l. and
said you don't understand at a deeper level what it means to cause harm to women, children and families you are causing harm because you have an influence on our society. i think they paid attention to that. several organizations met with the commissioner, several organizations stepped up. several individuals. i think mr freeman is correct. there's a women's fan base that there's never been before in the n.f.l. they stepped up and said this is not okay. if you want us to continue to support and be a part of the society which you are a part of, we'll have to do something different, we'll have to address the fact that violence off the field, on the field is no longer tolerable. >> is this something that roger really could have done all along? >> yes, i think he could have done this a while ago. i think the commissioner could
have done this too. i don't think there was any impetuous, nothing pushing them. this was an issue that no one cared about. the n.f.l., you have to understand, like a lot of people in the league, they do smart and good things. they are like a lot of big businesses, they are motivated by what happens on the outside, by public relations. despite a number of domestic violence incidents, they weren't pushed until ray rice happened. that was the impetuous. there was nothing like ray rice to cause the reaction that it has. that was the big thing. >> we are talking about the n.f.l. let's talk about other leagues. when you look at the other commissioners, former commissioner stern, bud sealy, thee had never - they do not have a record of holding abusers accountable either. basically it's been a team by team thing.
if the team wants to suspend players, and major league baseball and the n.b.a. do not have a strong record. the n.f.l. is taking the lead. do you think other leads will feel pressure. >> i have to be the guy with the details. the n.f.l. - the race situation creates impetuous to do it. the commissioner having the policy under his domain, not part of the collective bargaining, you have the advantage of doing it unilaterally. there is an advantage that the n.f.l. has. they'll be under pressure to do it. the n.f.l. is probably the biggest entertainment business, and the other two weeks are close behind. they all have an issue with it, all need to take a leadership role. it's hard when you have to go to the union to negotiate terms. >> from a player poif, i'll talk
to you, because you deal with players. from a player poif is there a concern that a player would have? >> there is enormous concern. anyone involved with domestic violence, whether wrongly or rightly accused, some times spouses can use it defensively. >> it's not the norm. >> it's not the norm, but in the rice case, where it was the spouse who said "please reinstate him." >> the victims often don't want to report, that happens a bit. >> it's an enormous challenge. what makes the cases difficult to prosecute and defend, and difficult to judge in a secondary matter, i would suspect that the other unions push hard to make it only after a conviction. >> okay. let me bring you back into this. one thing that the commissioner outlined in a lengthy letter. they said they were going to expand the programs that they
have in college, high school and youth football. and specifically that it would create, promote programs to develop the character of young men, who play, coach, manage the game, emphasising respect for women and appropriate ways to resolve conflict. teaching respect for women is a part of dismantling violence. what would sa successful programme look like to you? >> i think a successful programme, targetting young men, would be boys to me. there are several programs such as boys to men for, and example, in the local communities. i think the n.f.l. owners will have to take a proactive approach to working with their local domestic violence programs and healthy relationship programs and youth sports teams, to ensure that the educational components are in place. there are so many, i would not be able to name them all. he is correct about that, that
in order to end domestic violence, so you don't have to set out a policy that punishes it, you have to foster an environment to help men and everyone, boys and everyone understand the violence against women is not okay. >> mike, another part of this letter, this new policy... ..go ahead, mike. >> i was going to say, one of the things you'll see the n.f.l. do is public service announcements, where players now stand before the camera and talk about how to stop the cancer, to stop these type of initiatives. you'll see players start to do that now with domestic violence. i think that's what the n.f.l. wants to do. >> it seems what is up next for roger cadell, to see how he'll enforce it would be greg hardy of the carolina panthers. he admitted to threatening to
kill his girlfriend, his ex-girlfriend, and said that he was sorry he was a distraction to the team as opposed to apologising to her. i think there's a lot of pressure on on roger cadell to see what will happen to him. >> the greg hardy case is horrible. i hate to compare these things with what happened to ray rice. i think - if this policy is implemented and i don't know how much the union will fight it, but i think they are, but if it's implemented right away, say, that case will be huge, because it will be a good test case because that is a really horrible case. >> i'm sorry, go ahead. >> no, i was going to say, because of the quirkiness of the carolina law. you can appeal to a jury, it's stuff that i'll let the brilliant legal mind handle that
part of it. that will be - if it's implemented quickly and cadell has the power, that will be a huge issue. >> hardy may look at a criminal conviction na may take him out of conviction, and power may be used to summarily suspend, because there was a serious conviction. jim brown, the greatest football player of all time, who is a very complex relationship with domestic relationship. mike con concludes it well. it's interesting that this is an issue and implementation issue. >> ruth, are you encouraged that this became a national conversation in the way that it hasn't been before whenever high profile athletes have been involved with violence against women, and will know something
about it, and will forget about it two days later. this was a national conversation that led to something. how do you feel about that? >> i think you have said it. i feel very encouraged. we all feel very encouraged for those of us working for a long time to bring the national attention to your issue, like we have for years. social media changed the landscape. someone like commissioner cadell taking and listening and understanding the seriousness of it. we have a new conversation that will begin. i think it's fantastic. >> thank you. >> ruth, robert, mike, thank you to all three of you for joining us, we appreciate it. have a great holiday weekend. the first openly gay player drafted in the n.f.l. has been cut from his team. mike freeman has been working on the story. the st louis rams released
michael sam today. he will become a free agent and can sign with any team. i think it will happen, i think someone will pick him up. the player of the year took to twitter to voice optimism. and this is what he tweeted: the n.a.t.o. summit is set to start next week in whales. can it impact a crisis in ukraine. that story after the break.
welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories e.u. held a summit in brussels. they have given russia a week to scale back or face tougher sanctions. leader are asked for military support. ukraine and russia are nearing the point of no return. the king of saudi arabia warns the islamic state group could attack europe in the u.s., if
more is not taken to combat the group. the u.s. carried out airstrike, president obama is considering expanding the mission to include syria. u.n. troops rescued peacekeepers at golan heights near the israeli border. less than two miles away, another group of troops had to battle, fighting forces. peacekeepers are held by the armed syria group. >> the n.a.t.o. summit is set to start in brussels. the 65 yaerld alliance is likely to -- 65-year-old alliance is liking to focus on further russian sanctions. >> reporter: n.a.t.o. was created in 1949, after the defeat of nazi germany to protect allies by perceived invasions by the soviet union
and eastern europe. the purpose was summed up as keeping the americans in, russians out and germans down. the old tensions between russia and the west has amplified. nick burns, a former u.s. ambassador to n.a.t.o. says the atlantic alliance is essential for americans and europeans. n.a.t.o. provide a nuclear defense, a territorial defense, and has been that way since 1949. it's been the most successful alliance in modern history. with the end of the cold car, the pact vanished. n.a.t.o. expanded. 10 new countries joined. countries that had been allies. >> boy, does that decision look like a good one. you can imagine with the aggressiveness of vladimir putin, you can imagine what he
might be doing. and into romania and poland. >> since the fall of the berlin wall. n.a.t.o. has moved into areas like sending troops into afghanistan, and helping victims of hurricane katrina. the welcoming of former rivals distresses vladimir putin. russia's fight is an attempt to retain russian influence. and they want to make sure ukraine is not nato's newest member. >> a senior fellow from st. john hopkins university joins us. ambassador, e.u. leaders are calling for a political solution, but the e.u. president is saying we may be at the point of no return with this situation. what does that language mean to
you. what response does that call for? >> this is critical week. if it hadn't been for the n.a.t.o. summit scheduled for wales thursday and friday, there might have been more time to play with. with the president, with all the allies and the focus. world on it. n.a.t.o. is going to show that it means business in terms of sending a message to vladimir putin. it's sure that is why the european union says best to wait to see what we have to do on sanctions. the alliance will have to shore up the security of the country as members of n.a.t.o., they'll have to provide arms and ammunition and training for ukraine, and say to mr vladimir putin, you know, there are limits to what we can and will let you do. why has n.a.t.o. not been a key factor in this so far.
they've been a key factor in so many recent conflicts, why the hesitation here? >> i think it has been a key factor leading to this summit. working with individual countries with the european union on sanction, and trying to see whether vladimir putin will understand that his country will, over time, pay a very serious price of critical isolation from the outside world, unless he is prepared to move as the e.u. is saying today, towards a political solution. so years ago nato led by the united states said it is possible to have a europe whole and free and at peace, including russia. we didn't play by the rules, russia didn't play by the rules, we have a semiconflict going on in ukraine, but it's important for everyone to back down,
otherwise there'll be a new cold war and confrontation, and russia will lose that, like the last one. >> this is the question that everyone is asking, i don't know whether anyone knows the answer. what are vladimir putin's calculations right now? >> i think he's trying to intimidate a lot of countries, not just ukraine, the countries that belong to n.a.t.o., like the baltic states, it's belarus, moldova, the trans-caucasian countries and the central asian countries. he's trying to say my country is back. we are big players, we have to take it seriously. he's trying in a place which is the most ambiguous. n.a.t.o., despite what it said a few years ago is not about to take in ukraine. it is a country that will have to become halfway with russia, halfway with the west. in theory, if the russians play
by the new rules, and we have no idea if vladimir putin will do this, a country that can be with both or getting back to george bush to create a europe whole and at peace. no one wants to go back to the 20th century, causing more bloodshed then any other history combined. >> all eyes on wales. always an honour to talk to you. thank you so much. >> afghanistan's national intelligence agency was the target of a deadly suicide attack. armed men stormed a building in jalalabad, 75 miles east of the capital. six were killed, 33 others injured. the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack. >> the leader of the muslim brotherhood in egypt will not face the death penalty. an egyptian court upheld a life sentence for mohamed badie and several others today. the highest religious authority
advised the court to opt for the life sentenced. mohamed badie could be sentenced to death for an earlier case of riot og. >> three of our al jazeera colleagues spent 245 days in an egyptian prison. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were falsely accused of helping the muslim brotherhood. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste sentenced to 7 years, badr 10. al jazeera continues to demand their release, and they have appealed. police released tear gas and fired rubber bullets on a crowd of thousands. >> they are not continuing with a push towards the prime minister's residence, because they were stopped without warn before the march set out. they said that this will be a peaceful protest.
however, the police resorted to using rubber bullets, as well as tear gas to disperse the crowd. the crowd has broken the fences surrounding parliament house. they were already protesting outside parliament. now the crowd have gone in. however, the police has been shelling that place as well. when they approached the parliament building, the military that was supposed to be guarding that building told the people to back off. the people do not want a confrontation with military forces. scuffles are continuing with the police forces and we are getting reports that there are scuffles that have broken out in the city of lahore. there has been incidents in rawalpindi. very tense. other political parties are warning that they'll stage protests across the country on sunday. there's going to be a day of mourning, as we speak, we'll get reports that hundreds of people
have been injured, including women and children. some of them, because of sufocation, because of excessive use of tear gas. the police inspector has been speaking, saying that they have not used live ammunition, but have resorted to rubber bullets. we don't know if there are fatalities, but the situation is tense. for the last several hours we hear ambulances rushing to the scope, and at the bureau, with islamabad, situated a kilometre or two away. >> a military coup took place in the small african nation of lesotho. the country's prime minister fled to south africa, saying the life was in danger. soldiers seized the headquarters and surrounded the home. the army denies staging a coup. it is deeply concerned by the clashes, and it's encouraging
peaceful dialogue. next, wet weather down south. we will have the forecast. >> major news from the medical world. a drug to prolong the lives of millions of americans. first a story from the summer of 2014 - a new pill to prevent h.i.v. infections. >> i'm jake ward in san francisco. the castro district of san francisco holds the highest concentration of gay men in the united states. until now the only open of presenting the spread of h.i.v. through sex as abstinence or condom. the centers for the disease control recommended h.i.v. people, anyone at risk of cracking h.i.v. talk to a doctor about something new. it's called prel and consists of a pill called troouf arda, protecting h.i.v. negative people from contracting the
out no more... >> why is that? >> a lot of shooting and stuff... >> a community still struggling against violence. >> i did something positive... >> have people lost hope? >> this is a grown man that shot a little kid. >> or have citizens made a difference? >> glad that somebody that's at least standing up and caring about us man... >> america tonight only on aljazeera america california lawmakers passed a gun bill allowing firearms to be removed from partially violent people. a 22-year-old killed six people near the campus of u.c. sant abarbara before taking his life.
ab 10-14 is a bill allowing families to intervene and temporarily event a person o owning, buying guns or purchasing ammunition. it will last 21 days to a year. >> why did chris die? chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians and the n.r.a. they talk about gun rights. what about chris's right to live? . >> reporter: the bill has special resonance. members of elliott's family warned police, knowing his mental condition was dangerous. >> when she saw signs that her son was a danger to himself and others, she could not prevent him from possessing a gun, nor could law enforcement. whom she call. >> reporter: ab 10-14 passed the
calve yap assembly. the government vetoed a similar bill. it was unclear whether it would be signed into law. >> it doesn't have a name yet, but a new drug may be one of the biggest advances in cardia care. medication can prolong the lives of people with heart failure. it lowers a risk of death or hospitalisation by 20%. it was the subject of a trial, including 8500 people. the study was halted because the drug's benefits were so clear cut. the research was published in the new england "journal of medicine." >> protesters rally on the street where michael brown was shot and killed by a police officer, darren wilson. the shooting sparked demonstrations and civil unrest for more that a week. protesters want to see the police officer charmed, but are protesting police brutality and racial profilling.
heavy rains are causing flash flooding. rebecca stefan son is here with the latest. >> parts of louisiana have had over 7 inches of rainfall. the good news is that that heavy rain they were getting is beginning to move offshore, a little bit of a break in the way of lighter rain, and flash flooding and warnings popping up across tennessee, and will probably see these pop up in kentucky. it is all from a large low pressure system stretching up to the great lakes we have video to show you of the flooding that occurred in louisiana. the storms, thunder storms and showers along the front have been bringing rain anywhere from 2-4 inches an hour. that is a lot of water coming down very fast. think, that 2-4 inches, that is going into a rain gauge. think about if you had 10 rain
ages spread across an area, 2-4 inches. in a large area, it's too much water coming down too fast. you cap see from the hydrostimator from noah national weather service, the bright red spot is pinpointed for rain. totals, incidently, in the last 24 hours for new orleans has been ticking upwards as well. over an inch and a third. we are the largest portion of that lower pressure, it has been blustering. whitecaps come in along the lake. do cope in mind it is choppy waters out there in a boat. this thunderstorm activity is going to pick up again tomorrow. we'll have a big blast of cooler air coming into the north-west. temperatures will drop below average for this time of year by 5-10 degrees.
it will be hot to the south-west. taking a day to cool down around phoenix. the jet stream will dip down and allow things to cool. the cold air will come in to an area that is unstable. that will cause bigger problems. sunday and monday. tomorrow afternoon, we'll see the biggest threat, covering parts of south sudan and down into parts of nebraska, and kansas. we'll watch this closely. the wind gusts will be powerful. just the storms and in terms of hot air, how about the humidity. it will feel like it's getting to 100 degrees. so your labour day is hotter and hotter as we go to the north. michigan to new york. it will feel like in the upper 80s. humidity will come in.
sunday, foeeling a little coole. it will cook in the south and stay warm. quite a word. you hit the nail on the head. every year pepper konno sewers make their way to italy making their way. there's lots of spicy food and an exhibit teaching festival goers about all things spicy. did you know that can promote blood circulation and prostate cancer. before throwing cheese burgers on the grill, craft is recalling about 8,000 face, the graft single american cheese with a use by date of february 20th or 21st of the 2015. the cheese was not stored at the proper temperature when it was shipped by a supplier. some of the cheese may have
spoiled and may make you sick. throw that out. it looks like a shocking ending is in store for movie lovers. ticket sales dropping to low levels. >> movie reel: drop it. >> hey. >> drop it now. >> no problem at all. how bad is it? not even block busters like marvel "guardians of the galaxy" could save the day. it's the first time in 13 years that no movie earned $300 million, and a shortage of $150 million films. that will change because return of "star wars" and "mission impossible 5", and "50 shades of gray." thank you so much for joining us. i'm richelle carey in new york. i'll be back with another hour of news. keep it here. "consider this" starts right now. don't go anywhere.
the key plo negotiator joins us to talk about the middle east caes gir, and a leading -- caes gir, and a leading economist on the lagging economy with the u.s. i'm ali velshi in for antonio mora. welcome to "consider this". that and more ahead. >> in gaza it is quiet after two months of fighting. the key to success is stringent honouring of the ceasefire. the way to do that is to end